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All Cruise Lines Stop Sailing for a Month - Time to Take a Breather. Time to Start Fresh.

Billy - The day after coronavirus cancelled cruisesIn the past several days we've seen one cruise line after another suspend operations because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Today however marked the end of cruising out of the United States for the next thirty days.  This has never happened in the history of cruising.  As someone who lives and breathes cruising, this is candidly a stunning moment - though also not a terrifically surprising one.  Psychologically though, this is probably a good reset button for me, and for the site... read more

Royal Caribbean Announces Voluntary Suspension of Cruising for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Other Brands

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Suspends Cruising

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and their brands Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, and Silversea have followed Norwegian Cruise Line's announcement, suspending cruising due to coronavirus.  

This was first reported by Royal Caribbean Blog, our preferred and recommended source of Royal Caribbean information.  Their site is having a bit of trouble keeping up with the traffic, but you can see Royal Caribbean's press release below. read more

Coronavirus Update for Cruisers - Cancellation Policies, Government Recommendations, Stats & Why You May Want to Wait to Cancel

Cruise Coronavirus UpdateCoronavirus is a rapidly changing story that is impacting the world in many ways.  We've got a summary in the video below, of recent government recommendations, cruise line policy changes, and tips.

If you're planning on canceling a cruise, make sure you listen for our recommendation on why waiting a bit could be a good idea... read more

Is Princess Now "All-Inclusive"? Princess Plus Lets Guests Bundle Wi-Fi, Drinks, and Gratuities

Princess Plus = drinks, wi-fi, gratuities included

A few months ago Princess Cruises ran a sale called "Best Sale Ever" where many sailings included the option to bundle Wi-Fi, drinks, and gratuities with your fare - at significant savings compared to booking these things independent of your fare.  It must have been quite successful, as it now seems it might be a more permanent option... read more

Having Second Thoughts about Cruising? Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival & Others Allowing More Flexible Cancellation Terms Amid Coronavirus Spread

Cruise Line Cancellation Policies Because of CoronavirusWith many people questioning their upcoming travel plans because of coronavirus, multiple cruise lines have begun temporarily updating their cancellation policies, allowing guests to cancel without significant penalty.  Some lines are even incentivizing guests to keep their reservations... read more